October 3. 1868.

The Money Market Review, 3. Oktober 1868. S. 315/316.
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The Board of Trade Returns.

A.) Exports

For month August 1868

£16,427,597 being £679,328 more than in July (’68) und £1,777,000 more than the average of the 5 months ending mit July.

Total Exports des Jahrs to end of August 1868: £116,777,023, being £4,279,890 or 31/2% less than for the corresponding months of 1867, und £8,488,797 below the total of the 8 months of 1866.

Cotton Manufactures, 371/2% of the grand total of our export trade: Important decline in the value of piece goods of all kinds for first 8 months of 1868, compared mit the same period 1867. End August 1868: (8 months) £32,268,723 against £35,312,134 (1867) reduction of £3,043,411, or 81/2% on the value. But as to Quantities exported: yards 1,900,260,705 shipped to end August 1868, against 1,789,176,406 yards same time 1867, increase of 61/4%. More in quantity, less in value. Difference against us apparently equal to 143/4%. But much of this difference explained by difference in price of material. Z.B. „Middling“ uplands average quotation for this sort at Liverpool von 1st Jan. to 31 August 1868 was: 10.364 d. p. lb against 12.157d. p. lb same period last year. Reduction exactly 143/4%.

Exports of Cotton Yarn: for 8. months end. August. ’68: 114,202,513 lbs, value £9,846,037; increase of 8,484,358 lbs in quantity, and also of £56,995, or 1/2% in value. Daraus folgt daß spinners of cotton yarn only have had – owing to augmented shipments of this article – the advantage over the manufacturers who weave the yarn into piece goods.

Export of woollen cloths etc, during the 8 months, considerable falling off, compared to 1867. Reduction in value: £1,224,164, being 32%, whilst the decline in quantity is only 24%.

Shipments of manufactures of worsted and wool and other mixtures moderate augmentation on the whole.
dtto of Woollen and Worsted Yarns increase over 14%.
Dto Linen Yarns and Linen Piece goods decrease of about 10% in value.
Dto Iron and unwrought steel decline of about 10% in value.
Dto Thrown Silk advanced von £326,128 to £716,999.
So improvements of a few other articles, but not of large totals. Altogether Export of increased quantities at a reduction in values.

B. Imports. (to end of July. Computed real value. Quantities to end August.)

Imports for July 1868: £21,487,632, being £859,075 more than June ’68 und Increase of £1,224,000 on the average of 5 months ending June 1868.

dtto £2,271,789 in excess of imports July, 1867 und £846,068 over July 1866.

Total Imports for 7 months ending July 1868: £.132,283,806, Increase of £3,347,906 gegen same period 1867 und Decrease of £11,260,953 period of 1866. In 1866 the figures much affected by high price of raw cotton.

Imports of Wheat for first 7 months ending July 1868: £15,320,539, being £2,928,440 more than same period 1867.

Quantities of Wheat for August 1868: Improved harvest prospects have checked imports from all parts, and only 2,012,374 cwts were received against 3,287,469 cwts August, reduction of nearly 40%.

Imports of Cotton to end of July 1868: £34,407,467 against £35,769,400 same time 1867.

Dtto Quantity received to end August 1868: Cwts 7,500,221 against 7,391,680 in 1867.

Dtto Quantity Receipts in August 1868: Diminution of 231,000 cwts or 23% against August 1867, falling off chiefly in supplies from British India and Un. States.


  • Inhaltsverzeichnis von Friedrich Engels
  • 1869 I Heft
  • Money Market. 1868.
  • Money Market Review. Jahrgang 1868.
  • The Economist. Jahrgang 1868. Nachträge
    • The Economist. Jahrgang 1868.
    • Inhaltsregister für 1868 Jahrgang. („Money Market Review“ und „Economist“.)
    • Kommentar zu George Joachim Goschen
      • George J. Goschen: The Theory of the Foreign Exchange. 7th edit. London 1866.
      • Friedrich Ernst Feller, Carl Gustav Odermann: Das Ganze der kaufmännischen Arithmetik
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